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GOP/POLITICAL FIGURES: “Populist conservative groups are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other members of the Senate Republican leadership team to resign from their top roles, saying the lawmakers have ‘made war with your own grassroots’ while failing to deliver on promises…
Some of the leaders also threatened to oppose any Senate Republicans who pledge their support to Mr. McConnell, and made plain that they intend to attempt to oust Republicans like Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) who are in tough re-election fights, and replace them with other Republicans.
The groups draw their strength from the armies of activists that they mobilize, and their call Wednesday [10-11-17] marks intensifying pressure on the Senate’s most powerful Republicans.
Representatives for Mr. McConnell had no immediate comment.”

-Siobhan Hughes, “Conservative Groups Call for Senate GOP Leadership to Step Aside,” The Wall Street Journal online, Oct. 11, 2017 01:58pm

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